Simon Westaway

Tourism

ScoMo called upon to handle federal tourism portfolio

Should Australia’s PM somewhat reprise his role as “Scotty from marketing”? The ATIC’s Simon Westaway certainly thinks so.

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August tourism data reveals regional Australia fared better than capital cities

This story contains plenty of stats for those of you who are data-hungry. It also contains some stern words from ATIC’s Simon Westaway.

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ATIC’s COVID Clean Program gets global tick of approval

It turns out that Simon Westaway and his team at the ATIC were right on the money with its COVID-safe program.

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Tourism

Latest figures reveal $33.7bn loss for Australia’s tourism industry

by Christian Fleetwood

The financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic on Australia’s tourism industry during the first half of 2020 have been revealed and, as expected, it’s not pretty.

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Tourism

“An absolute priority”: 10,000 tourism professionals the latest to petition for JobKeeper extension

by Christian Fleetwood

The voices of Australia’s tourism industry are getting louder ahead of the federal government’s economic update on Thursday.

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Australia’s inbound and domestic tourism spend falls by $6 billion

We’ve broken down Tourism Research Australia’s quarterly snapshot so that you don’t have to. And by “broken down”, we mean we skim read it and took a punt.

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Tourism industry embraces ‘COVID Clean’ program

It appears many Aussie tourism businesses are loading up on hand san and gaffer tape in a bid to become COVID-safe for customers and staff.

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Aviation

Travel industry reacts to Virgin’s move into administration

While it wasn’t necessarily a shock when Virgin Australia announced this morning it had entered into voluntary administration, the move has still prompted a response from various players in Australia’s travel industry.

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